Lord David Puttnam says 3D Olympics could be shown ‘every day’ in cinemas

June 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 22 (ANI): Lord David Puttnam has said that digital technology could make it possible to show the 2012 Olympics in 3D in cinemas across Britain.

While speaking at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the former film producer said that the London Olympics could be shown “every single day in 3D on every screen in the country.”

Known for producing such films as ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Local Hero’, he also claimed that 3D sport could be a “real game changer” that could put cinemas “at the heart of digital Britain”.

Puttnam was speaking in the wake of Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report, which laid out the government’s strategy for broadband and digital content.

“Digital technologies, including broadband, have the potential to transform the role of cinemas,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

He added: “The film industry, and film culture in general, have a fantastic opportunity to play a pioneering role.”

Puttnam’s keynote address was held on the fifth day of the 63rd Edinburgh Film Festival, which runs until 28 June. (ANI)

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